Hedda! A Musical Conversation
McCormick House Freedom Hall
6:30-8:00pm (with 15 minute intermission)
$10 each for non-members and members are $8 each
The McCormick House is happy to present Jillann Gabrielle as she performs Hedda! A Musical Conversation: An original one-woman musical on the iconic Hollywood gossip columnist, actress and political pundit Hedda Hopper. Scorned by some as a crackpot in a hat…Hedda Hopper had a broad and enduring effect on film and politics. Her column, with a readership of 32 million, was the voice of small town America. She was a strong woman long before women’s lib, Madonna, or Lady Gaga!
In Hedda! A Musical Conversation, Hedda Hopper is compellingly and comedically brought to life through the high art of musical theatre. In a series of phone conversations, thirteen clever and engaging songs (in a variety of styles and rhythms that are period sensitive), and chats with the audience we are made privy to: her feuds, her politics, and of course the gossip! A gloriously fun and insightful theatrical book show…but with the interactive gears of cabaret. Her plumage (her HATS) live on stage with her…after all, this is a show on Hedda Hopper!